The story of Matilda told by Roald Dahl traces the life of a little girl who could control things with her mind, sending objects flying around the room all according to her will. Telekinesis, a subject much debated amongst enthusiastic brain scientists and spiritual gurus over the past century is now becoming a reality in everyday lives, beginning with the lives of this generation’s children.
Mattel and Uncle Milton’s Brain Training Toys
Recent advancements in brain research and technology have lead to the production of a new type of toy that is suitable for children aged 8 to 16 yet astounds even an adult of 95. These new “mind over matter” toys are the first in a line of amazing new findings concerning the controlling of objects by the pure energy of thought. Advanced toy manufacturers such as Mattel and Uncle Milton are working on a series of highly technical toys that may change the future and course of many lives.
Mattel has created brain pills that rely solely on the power of the mind to operate. A small sensor that looks much like a headset with a microphone is put on the operators head. The sensors built into the headset are capable of picking up certain brain wave transmissions from the inside of the skull and relaying them back to the receptor where a small ping pong ball is located on a type of obstacle course. The operator of the toy focuses on lifting the ball. The receptors pick up the particular brain frequency and lift the ball using a small fan underneath. The harder the operator concentrates the higher the ball goes.
A similar toy has been produced by toy creator Uncle Milton; a model of the dark lord of Star Wars, Darth Vader. The Action figure model holds a lightsabre in his hand which lights up when the operator concentrates.
Neurosky, Life Improvement Technology
These new advancements in toy manufacturing are merely the beginning of a much greater series of inventions yet to unfold. Neurosky, the company responsible for the development of this new technology is working on bold schemes to provide inventions to aid all manners of fields such as automotive, health-care and education. Neurosky first began developing this technology when it placed a sensor inside the head of a monkey. The monkey successfully controlled a robotic arm linked to the sensor through the power of its own thought waves.
Developers are working on products and ideas that would totally transform the lives of the disabled: prosthetic limbs that could be consciously controlled and maneuvered by thought, and a wheel chair that could operate without the use of any physical exertion. These are just some of the possible constructions of the future.
Research is also underway on how products such as these may benefit those who suffer from mental disorders such as schizophrenia and ADHD. Massive improvements and training programs could be implemented into methods of brain training and “rewiring” the brain to think differently, thus curbing the symptoms of other illnesses such as Tourettes and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Brain Harmonics and Frequencies
Other research complements this mind over matter technology. There is research on the use of frequencies known as “brain harmonics” – certain sound waves that cause the brain and body to react according to the different types of emitted frequencies. Brain harmonics can be used in achieving different states of mind or consciousness, for example changing ones feeling of depression into a more ecstatic or happy state or changing a feeling of being unmotivated and drowsy to a state of creative inspiration and aloofness.
Non lethal weapons are also being introduced into defense and military technology using these particular frequencies. There has been speculation around the use of a weapon that can emit a powerful sound wave that could temporarily incapacitate a person, causing nausea, vomiting and even disrupt internal organs.
Such inventions could prove handy in crowd control situations or modern warfare. Of course the use of such weapons is controversial.
As with the improvement and advancement of technology, it can always only go one of two ways: the way of helping and forwarding our species towards a more civilized, liberated and beneficial state or that of using our technological improvements to destroy and debilitate our society.
With so much scope in what is yet to be seen in the future it is always hard to imagine what we have yet to discover. One thing is for certain and that’s that the future is never certain! So whatever may come of these amazing new ideas, they will bring about controversy and as always, moral dilemma. In the end though, life always moves forward and the discovery of new sciences is what motivates mankind to keep living.